Hillary, Pelosi and Michelle Obama to Appear Together at DNC Event

Emily's List has just sent out a press release announcing that on August 26th at 2pm it will hold a gala reception at the The Sheraton Denver Hotel, 1550 Court Place in Denver, featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and "Special Guest" Michelle Obama.

You can get a ticket here for as little as $50.

This will be one of the highlights of the week for me and I'll be there live-blogging the event

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    Thanks for taking one for the (5.00 / 5) (#1)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:35:06 PM EST

    Um, (none / 0) (#174)
    by pie on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 09:18:17 PM EST
    what's happened with IE, not just here, but at lots of different blogs?  

    It's your blog, but the fact that comments are being tossed left and right is troubling.

    Not going to change what happens in November.


    3 of them on 1 stage? One word: (5.00 / 7) (#3)
    by JimWash08 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:41:17 PM EST

    My admiration for Hillary grows each time I read/hear something like this. She is a bigger and better person than I could ever be, if I were in her shoes, to stand on the same stage with Pelosi and Michelle.

    Good for her.

    (Pstt, will Donna Brazille be there too?)

    Hillary is, like always, (5.00 / 5) (#14)
    by Capt Howdy on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:51:47 PM EST
    thinking long term.

    Also, she can always wear (5.00 / 3) (#166)
    by Valhalla on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:58:40 PM EST
    insect repellant, or something.

    Yes she is, thank the goddess (4.40 / 5) (#20)
    by Molly Bloom on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:57:26 PM EST
    Hillary knows long term McCain and more GOP misrule would be worse for America, no matter how much better  a President she would be than BHO.

    not exactly where I was going (5.00 / 2) (#28)
    by Capt Howdy on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:59:20 PM EST
    but whatever.

    It wasn't??? (4.50 / 4) (#34)
    by Molly Bloom on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:01:41 PM EST
    no (5.00 / 3) (#35)
    by Capt Howdy on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:02:51 PM EST
    Im sure you are right.  thats it exactly.

    On this issue I am (4.00 / 2) (#43)
    by Molly Bloom on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:06:04 PM EST
    glad you recognize that.

    2 fold I'm thinkin' ;) (none / 0) (#41)
    by nycstray on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:05:53 PM EST
    I gotcha Capt (none / 0) (#164)
    by cmugirl on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:56:56 PM EST
    She's playing the game for 2012!

    Repeat (5.00 / 2) (#156)
    by tek on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:46:50 PM EST
    Obama announced today he will support offshore drilling and he will give every "middle class" family $1000 when he takes office.  He said Thursday he would give three times the amount Bush gave them in tax refund.  Now, how is this Democratic?  Geesh!

    big promises and no money! huh! (none / 0) (#183)
    by hellothere on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:35:36 AM EST
    so how to pay for that! all obama's so called economic ideas leave me saying wtf!

    JimWash...a case of a rose between (5.00 / 4) (#23)
    by PssttCmere08 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:58:36 PM EST
    the thorns...My admiration for Hillary continues to grow.  And, the audacity of the DNC and the obama's continues to boggle the mind.

    Eleanor Roosevelt (5.00 / 4) (#75)
    by blogtopus on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:26:08 PM EST
    She really is inspired by that woman. Despite not being the prettiest first lady, Eleanor was loved and admired for her graciousness and generosity, strength and determination in the face of many detractors. She took some unpopular opinions, including speaking out against the ERA (she felt the gender equality should best be achieved by recognition of gender differences and needs, not an amendment. Despite this, she was still widely respected.

    Hillary certainly got the better deal with regards to looks, imo, but she's trying as hard as she can to keep looking forward no matter what kind of dirt gets thrown at her, by both enemies and allies. I don't see either of the women standing beside her on that stage as being anywhere CLOSE to the kind of class Hillary is in.

    Taking one for the team, indeed. She'll take it, and run with it.


    Btw, ER was lovely girl in many ways (5.00 / 4) (#123)
    by Cream City on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:09:47 PM EST
    according to many who knew her.  I've read every bio there is. :-)  She didn't photograph well -- and that overbite that worsened with time was the problem.  You may know that she was a neglected child, orphaned early by alcoholism and more, and then was handed off to an elderly aunt who refused the appeals of several in the family to have ER's teeth fixed, as best they could have done in those days.  All that made her a shy woman in many ways, which added to her discomfort for the cameras.

    And there is so much more to ER's backstory that explains to me why HRC and I share such admiration for her.  It was when HRC started talking about ER -- and was so mocked for it -- that I really started to pay attention to her, too.

    It would be interesting to know -- I haven't seen this anywhere, so if anyone knows, please share -- who is/are Obama's role model/s.  I think it can be very telling.


    Today (5.00 / 0) (#157)
    by tek on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:48:23 PM EST
    we all see pictures of Eleanor in her senior years.  As a young woman, Eleanor Roosevelt was a tall, slender, beautiful blue-eyed blonde.  (FDR didn't marry her just to make a political match).

    Charming, campaigning with the (5.00 / 7) (#4)
    by masslib on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:41:42 PM EST
    woman who wasn't sure she could support her, and the SOTH who took the unprecented  move of showing favoritism toward a candidate in a primary and bashed the unity ticket.  I don't know why Hillary is asked to do this stuff.

    Don't know, (5.00 / 3) (#9)
    by ghost2 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:50:01 PM EST
    Punishing the witch by any means possible?  Women should always shut up and support the men?  I really think DNC men get a perverse pleasure out of humiliating her this way.  

    I honestly admire her, I don't know how she does it.    


    because they know she will (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by Capt Howdy on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:50:23 PM EST
    thats why

    It is (5.00 / 1) (#153)
    by tek on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:41:20 PM EST
    distressing to see Hil have to do this.  But look how well Obama's strategy of dividing the Party and demonizing the Clintons has worked out!  Snark.

    see ya in november! we'll see! (none / 0) (#184)
    by hellothere on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:37:47 AM EST
    My brain is frying (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Dr Molly on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:43:06 PM EST
    from the cognitive dissonance of this image.

    I look forward to your live blog (5.00 / 5) (#6)
    by Molly Bloom on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:45:13 PM EST
    Thank you for going and sharing the experience with the rest of us.

    Can't Wait (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:50:19 PM EST
    To hear your take on it all. Sounds like great event.

    Good for you Jeralyn (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by cmugirl on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:51:11 PM EST
    Sounds like it will be fun, although if I were Hillary, I would throw up a bit in my mouth having to be there with the Nancy and Michelle show.

    Jeralyn's liveblog (5.00 / 11) (#15)
    by Steve M on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:52:30 PM EST
    2pm: Wow, this is going to be a fantastic event.  I've been excited about it all week long!

    2:10: Starting off with a whole bunch of preliminary yak yak yak.  I'm anxious for them to get to the meaty issues.

    2:20: I'm really disappointed so far. Such impressive women and all they're doing is bantering about meaningless trivia.  What's the point?

    2:30: This is ridiculous. I've just listened to a full half-hour of nothing but vapid platitudes and lame jokes. I'm really upset about this.

    2:40: Oops, just realized I walked into a taping of "The View" by mistake. Sorry about that.

    BTD: I'm outta here. (5.00 / 1) (#48)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:09:17 PM EST
    Can we have polling throughout? :-) (5.00 / 1) (#131)
    by Cream City on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:16:06 PM EST
    Darn (5.00 / 4) (#22)
    by echinopsia on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:58:16 PM EST
    I'd love to see Hillary, but having to see Michelle and Nancy too would take all the joy out of it.

    Besides, I've sworn not to give a cent to the DNC.

    Maybe Hillary could have her own solo event and the proceeds could go to her debt. I'd pay $250 for that!

    Send it (5.00 / 2) (#159)
    by tek on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:50:03 PM EST
    to her right now and you could win dinner with Hillary!

    It is a dilemma (5.00 / 1) (#188)
    by christinep on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 12:11:12 PM EST
    Last night, I kept reversing myself about whether to attend the Denver reception sponsored by Emily's List.  I want very much to attend because of Hillary (and because Emily's List has always supported her). The downside, as a number have mentioned, is obvious. Yet...for me, Hillary wins out! So...unless it appears that there will be another reception solely for Hillary, I'll plan to attend this one in honor of Hillary, all women candidates and officeholders, and the day of August 26th. (Also: I live within a few miles of the reception site.  'Probably would kick myself if I didn't attend.)

    I'm going. Let's meet up! (none / 0) (#190)
    by echinopsia on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:22:54 PM EST
    how many Hillary supporters (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by Capt Howdy on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:58:38 PM EST
    do you know?

    Patience Squeaky (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by Molly Bloom on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 04:59:30 PM EST
    I know I am not one to talk.

    lol (5.00 / 0) (#33)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:01:11 PM EST
    Thanks Molly Bloom, for the reminder.

    No excuses (5.00 / 3) (#53)
    by lentinel on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:11:29 PM EST
    Supporters of Hillary Clinton do not need excuses for their discontent.
    They are discontented because of the slimy nature of the campaign against her.
    The mean-spirited nature of your post is an example.

    Me too, for more than just her comments (5.00 / 3) (#55)
    by Teresa on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:12:01 PM EST
    during the primary. I can cut MO some slack...she's married to Obama and I'm sure every criticism of him was hard for her. It would be for any spouse (though she shouldn't have said that about having to think about supporting HC).

    Actually, I exaggerated. I regained (5.00 / 2) (#60)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:14:46 PM EST
    some respect for Nancy Pelosi when she recently stood side-by-side with Hillary Clinton on the proposed Bush admin. reg. re birth control.  

    Oh, h@ll (5.00 / 0) (#57)
    by echinopsia on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:13:28 PM EST
    I guess I can give Emily's List $50 in order to ensure Hillary gets more applause than either of the others.

    Oh (5.00 / 1) (#62)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:15:34 PM EST
    I see. I was confused by your reference to a team. Not one I am on because, as much as I have a problem with the pols et al, being there and blogging seems like a privilege. It would be a highlight for me. Anyway Jeralyn seems excited, as I would expect. Not sure why you would want to throw the wet blanket on it.  

    You want to find unity (5.00 / 0) (#64)
    by pie on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:17:49 PM EST
    in every pony.

    The horses have left the stable.


    Don't do it Hillary!!! (5.00 / 0) (#148)
    by Shainzona on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:31:10 PM EST
    the economy and the nation is such a mess now (none / 0) (#77)
    by thereyougo on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:27:47 PM EST
    that we want things to be right so bad and I for one want to blame somebody, so blame the speaker of the House.

    Nancy is one tough cookie, I don't liek some of the decisions she's made but, they're tactical in a way we don't know. The hope is that when these women get together, things will definitely change including pressuring the presumptive nominee to do what these powerful women want; and that is to fix the ills of the nation.

    I don't like that Hillary gave Obama my email address, but there it is an email from his camp no doubt wanting $ in my box.

    I think we have to think along those lines if we want to get the country back on track and while I loathe the decision Nancy made not to impeach Bush, she's got the inside info on a lot of things we don't know about and I guess we'll have to trust her.

    of the 3 women I believe in 2 of these women save mrs. O (only because I don't know her, she has not proven herself to me at least), want the same things I want for our country,my family and that I do trust them as smart, intelligent mothers.


    there is no excuse for what nancy pelosi (5.00 / 4) (#104)
    by hellothere on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:54:47 PM EST
    did and didn't do. none, nada, zip!

    also no excuse for (5.00 / 5) (#165)
    by Valhalla on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:57:25 PM EST
    blindly trusting Pelosi (or any pol) because there are things 'we can't know.'


    If Pelosi's actions were brilliant in some way that is unclear to the majority of the electorate, it is her job to explain herself.

    The whole attitude that because someone is in authority, they must know best is what leads to things like Iraq (WMD anyone?).

    I can maybe, maybe see cutting her (or any pol) some slack once or twice.  But repeated and consistent capitulation to the Right beggars belief and certainly blind faith.


    i have deep reservations about (none / 0) (#182)
    by hellothere on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:32:44 AM EST
    having a democratic president chosen in the manner he was and a democratic congress with this leadership. for us to expect any different from them blows my mind.

    And then (5.00 / 3) (#154)
    by tek on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:43:33 PM EST
    after blaming everything on Nancy Pelosi (justifiable), remember that she is Obama's chief supporter.  But it's a new kind of politics, none of those old D. C. types around Obama!

    Although I don't watch cable news, (5.00 / 3) (#65)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:18:50 PM EST
    I guess I must have been doing a riff on those who thank BTD and others for watching Olbermann et al. so the rest of us don't have to.  Let's face it though, your motives are so much purer than mine.

    Finally... (1.00 / 0) (#146)
    by Thanin on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:29:37 PM EST
    "your motives are so much purer than mine."



    A mind reader. (none / 0) (#189)
    by oculus on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 12:45:16 PM EST
    theatrically staged unity is not okay (5.00 / 4) (#89)
    by fctchekr on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:35:19 PM EST
    So Hillary will be on stage with Pelosi who is on record for saying there was NO remarkable gender discrimination against Hillary during the campaign and Michelle, who's been given the hands-off-my-wife pass.

    From the LA Times today:
    "There were so many examples in the media of sexist comments where we never heard from the party leadership or Barack Obama," said Stacy Mason, executive director of a political action committee called WomenCount, which claims thousands of members. The group ran newspaper ads in the spring urging Clinton to stay in the contest.

    "We're focused on why the Democratic leadership was so silent about it during the campaign," Mason said. "It was their obligation to come to the defense of one of their own primary candidates, and they didn't. They stayed silent during the campaign, and that's not OK."


    Theatrics No Good For You? (5.00 / 1) (#96)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:41:05 PM EST
    Are you so naive to think that politics is a demonstration of true personal feelings?

    It's all theatrics, but not for arts sake, for politics sake. Why do you think that they call DC: Hollywood of the East?


    Squeaky (5.00 / 4) (#111)
    by fctchekr on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:59:24 PM EST
    No, but it should be a demonstration of exemplary personal ethics/ values...

    This isn't about personal feelings, it's about  moral/ethical validity. Huge difference.

    For all of us to buy into a fantasy, would make us very unwise, naive in fact..

    If there is anyone in the political sphere who I can describe as not buying into the fantasy, who has demonstrated, albeit imperfectly, that she is neither Hollywood, nor theatrical, it's the lady in the pants suit, who has weathered the storm and walked away better for it...

    At my age (senior citizen) naviete is a luxury that I wish I could wallow in till the election is over...

    But, I can't..


    So What Do You Suggest? (2.00 / 1) (#119)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:08:43 PM EST
    That they all disband? That would be nice, but Pols f'up and move on, trying their best to pander and get your votes.

    They are representative, one too many gaffes and they do get voted out. Too bad that there are so many idiots voting, though, otherwise we would have a perfect country...


    Who really speaks for us? (none / 0) (#167)
    by fctchekr on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:59:03 PM EST
    I could do a harangue about top two primaries and why we need to strip both parties of control, but it probably wouldn't go over too well here.  

    ooh...I forgot that one. (5.00 / 0) (#93)
    by Teresa on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:39:34 PM EST
    Oh well...I'll bet Hillary will win her over the way she did Elizabeth Edwards. Knowing Hillary, she will be Michelle's biggest defender if Obama wins.

    i want hillary to hold any president's feet to (none / 0) (#185)
    by hellothere on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:41:56 AM EST
    the fire for the welfare of the american people. her loyalty belongs to them and the people of new york. democrats? sorry third in my view!

    Me too (5.00 / 2) (#105)
    by Andy08 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:56:12 PM EST
    Long ago. Few people have been more destructive during this process than Pelosi ( in conjunction with Dean & Brazile)....

    Poor Hillary... she has to appear with two of the people that treated her the worst...

    Why? It looks almost gross of all people that she's appearing with Pelosi (and MO though that was to be expected)

    In related news (5.00 / 6) (#109)
    by echinopsia on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:59:08 PM EST
    Rocky Mountain Roundtable

    Coincident with the convention, from August 25 through 28, the Denver 2008 Convention Executive Committee has launched a series of ten issue-oriented, nonpartisan roundtables to be held in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, collectively entitled the 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable. Participants in the Roundtables will be drawn from the thousands of dignitaries scheduled to be in Denver during the convention week, from individuals across the country and the world by invitation, and from citizens in the local Denver-area community.

    One of the roundtables is

    Unconventional Women -
    How can more women be encouraged to register and vote?  What success have women achieved in elected office in the United States, and what support might increase the number of women candidates and elected officials?

    So I'm thinking I should sign up for it and tell them ONE really good thing to do for starters is to STAND UP for Democratic women who are being subjected to sexism and misogyny, and to call it out when MALE Democrats do it, too.

    Hahahahahaha, yeh, the DNC (5.00 / 4) (#136)
    by Cream City on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:21:13 PM EST
    is just the group to sponsor such a workshop, huh?  Not.  Btw, I've been part of such groups in my neck of the woods for eons now, there are many and well-coordinated groups encouraging and training women to run for office.  Now the DNC wants a piece of that?

    Btw, word about an upcoming session here is that interest is down again.  Now, why would women have been discouraged recently from thinking that the Dems would be supportive of such efforts, hmmmmm?


    SURPRISE! (5.00 / 3) (#114)
    by echinopsia on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:03:22 PM EST
    Hillary's supporters do not all think alike!

    I know this must come as a shock to a group with a hive mind.

    Sounds like a good event (5.00 / 2) (#117)
    by flyerhawk on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:07:52 PM EST
    3 of the most notable women in America today on stage together.  

    Happy to see it is happening.

    The (5.00 / 1) (#132)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:16:06 PM EST
    "playin' the game" pageant.

    Will the women be able (5.00 / 7) (#140)
    by dk on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:22:16 PM EST
    to choose their own cocktails, or will be they be doing so in consultation with their pastors and family members?

    LOL! (5.00 / 0) (#161)
    by tek on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:51:53 PM EST
    Well, sweetie, that's gutsy of a newbie (5.00 / 0) (#141)
    by Cream City on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:23:51 PM EST
    here, if you really are not the reincarnation of someone who sure sounded like you before here.

    But let's figure you really are a newbie.  And so, you have exceeded your newbie comment count.  Buh bye for a while.  

    I'm very grateful you will be live blogging (5.00 / 1) (#168)
    by Valhalla on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 07:05:01 PM EST
    because I don't think I can stand to watch with Pelosi on stage.

    Not for a dime (5.00 / 0) (#170)
    by Prabhata on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 07:15:30 PM EST
    I would love to see Hillary, but not the other two.  

    I think we always knew (5.00 / 2) (#173)
    by Edgar08 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 08:07:28 PM EST
    Clinton was an adult and would do the right thing.

    Although I'm sure someone somewhere will have something to complain how she didn't say the right thing while she was there.

    There is something I'd look out for, and that's how Michelle and Nancy handle the reception Clinton receives.

    If it's like they have nothing to lose by Clinton getting a standing ovation, then lets consider that improvement.

    But I can already see the jaws tightening.

    Which is sad for both Michelle and Nancy.

    They really have nothing to lose and everything to gain by setting aside their inferiority complexes and being a part of the event.

    I'm planning what to wear (5.00 / 2) (#180)
    by echinopsia on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 11:22:04 PM EST
    I have a nice long brown gauze skirt with turquoise paisley medallions that will go nicely with my brown and turquoise Hillary shirt.

    I assure you Hillary will get a long and loud standing ovation of at least one.



    Hillary Clinton the Professionl (5.00 / 1) (#187)
    by KeysDan on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 11:31:00 AM EST
    Mrs. Clinton's joint appearance demonstrates the experience and professionalism gained as a part of her work as First Lady that was greeted with a pooh-pooh during the primaries.  Senator Clinton learned to overlook personalities and personal attacks in the interest of achieving greater goals.  As a senator she has worked with previous opponents (such as impeachment floor managers).  The inexperienced hold grudges that hobble them--the professional moves on, but it does not infer, necessarily, forgetting or forgiving.  

    Fluff? (4.40 / 5) (#70)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:22:54 PM EST
    GLoria Steinem, Jeralyn, BTD, Ted Kennedy, Gen Wesley Clark, Hillary CLinton, and a host of others also are supporting the democratic nominee, as I am.  

    So Immature? And you ask how old I am? lol

    Since when (5.00 / 4) (#91)
    by pie on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:37:34 PM EST
    would I be influenced by supporters of a candidate and not the candidate?

    Not I.

    That's why I will not vote for Obama.


    imo it helps to state the positive (3.50 / 2) (#78)
    by MKS on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:28:10 PM EST
    case for Hillary sans the anti-Obama rhetoric

    How's this? (5.00 / 0) (#158)
    by pie on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:49:33 PM EST
    She completes him.



    He needs all the "completing" (none / 0) (#181)
    by Fabian on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 01:49:54 AM EST
    he can get!

    "among others" (none / 0) (#80)
    by MKS on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 05:28:53 PM EST

    How much of the fundraising here will help HIllary (none / 0) (#125)
    by Nike on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:11:33 PM EST
    Will any of the funds for this event be dedicated to retiring Hillary's debt? Just wondering....

    probably not! (none / 0) (#128)
    by hellothere on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:13:10 PM EST
    Very true... (none / 0) (#150)
    by Thanin on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 06:34:32 PM EST
    Id love to see Hillary on the ticket, even if it is VP... though P would have been much better.

    Sounds Like a Great Afternoon. (none / 0) (#169)
    by CoralGables on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 07:10:11 PM EST
    This is one of several events during the convention that I would love to attend if lucky enough to live anywhere near Denver. Summer in the Centennial State and the Democratic National Convention too. Life is good in Colorado right now...But would have to arrive a day early to catch the Rockies before they leave town during the Convention.

    While Michelle has her faults, I think (none / 0) (#176)
    by catfish on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 09:40:45 PM EST
    she learns from mistakes more than Barack. She seems to show more of an antenna to feedback than he does. I think she's improving, and it takes guts to appear with Hillary after smearing her in such an immature way "if you can't run your own house, you can't run the White House."

    I hope Michelle and Nancy lick Hillary's feet at this event.

    Um....feet licking.... (5.00 / 2) (#179)
    by Valhalla on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 10:54:00 PM EST
    is not an image I want to entertain, not even under the circumstances you posit!

    I'm not sure whether MO learns more or less quickly than BO, since they seem to have bundled her offstage.

    I'm pretty apathetic to Michelle generally, and really, really don't want to see her on the same stage as Hillary but I don't favor the campaign model where the spouse (wife) is kept offstage and just trotted out to smile for the cameras periodically.


    for the first time in my life i am not proud (none / 0) (#186)
    by hellothere on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:46:31 AM EST
    of XXXX. well has michelle learned? i don't know but i don't have to find out the hard way. i don't vote for unknown and uncertain things that give off red flag signals like neon blinking lights.

    Guts? I doubt MO gives all that a thought ... (none / 0) (#178)
    by bridget on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 10:22:53 PM EST
    She is on the way to the White House (and up for best dressed, too, acc. to Vanity Fair)

    Time of her life!!!